Hosta Hit Parade

Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)June 27, 2013

Let me tell you about an idea.....

First, there is a hosta named the same thing as a song, musical group, or a classical music work.... Moonlight Sonata comes to mind there. Or Sweet Home Chicago.

For starters.....because there IS a post about it right now.

Can you post here all the hosta you have which have songs/music by the same name? And maybe when such a hosta is featured in a thread, and you know who recorded a song, lay the link to it somewhere in its thread?

You can find many of the hosta/song pairs in Don Rawson's Lists. I give the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Don Rawson's Hosta Lists..look for MUSIC

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sidney1515

Here is a link that might be useful: Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 4:33AM
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sidney1515

Not so Hit Parade these days but since I play classical guitar it runs though my mind when I see this hosta... .

Here is a link that might be useful: Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 5:04AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

Here's my very immature Band of Gold, planted late last year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Freda Payne - Band of Gold

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:50AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

And a very immature Dancing Queen. She'll be digging that scene soon, I'm sure. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: ABBA - Dancing Queen

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:54AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

How about a little Pat Benatar "Fire and Ice"?

Here is a link that might be useful: Pat Benatar - Fire and Ice

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:00AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

More Pat Benatar. This time, "Invincible".

Here is a link that might be useful: Pat Benatar - Invincible

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:08AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

I'm enjoying this - can you tell?

But...

I can't get no...

(Really - I do have some mature hostas that were planted before late last year.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:13AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

Summer Breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

Here is a link that might be useful: Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:17AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

I never realized I had this many hostas based on songs...

Dance with me
I want to be your partner
Can't you see
The music is just starting
Night is calling
And I am falling
Dance with me

Here is a link that might be useful: Orleans - Dance With Me

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:21AM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

I saw her walkin' on down the line
You know I saw her for the very first time
A pretty little girl standin' all alone
"Hey pretty baby, can I take you home?"
I never saw her, never really saw her

My baby does the hanky panky..

Here is a link that might be useful: Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:26AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

And from one of my favorite bands, it's just another Tequila Sunrise.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eagles - Tequila Sunrise

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:27AM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

I love the second verse to Cherish .... a lot of people lose Cherish after one season.....

Perish is the word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams
That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes
That I am not gonna be the one to share what
Seems to be the life that you could
Cherish as much as I do yours

Here is a link that might be useful: The Association - Cherish

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:38AM
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vpeterson(4)

How about a little Billy Joel:

Lyrics:
She cuts you once, she cuts you twice
But still you believe
The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood
But you don't have strength to leave
You've been bought, you've been sold
You've been locked outside the door
But you stand there pleadin',
With your insides bleedin',
'Cause you deep down want some more
When she says she wants forgiveness
It's such a clever masquerade
She's so good with her stiletto
You don't even see the blade
You don't see the blade

Here is a link that might be useful: Billy Joel - Stiletto

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:55AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

Where's the mirror ball?

Fire Island by Village People.

Here is a link that might be useful: Village People - Fire Island

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:27AM
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LRB3(7b GA)

And more Village People... This time, Key West.

Here is a link that might be useful: Village People - Key West

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:32AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

You guys are TOO COOL.....
Too sexy for your genes....
...excuse me....Jeans?

So I think we've always had a latent, buried association with the songs when we are attracted to a particular hosta. It might be our hosta become the symbols we keep for happy times, they are as good as the music, as good as the occasions/events, they bring to mind.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:49AM
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coll_123(5)

It's like a heat wave
Burning in my heart (It's like a heat wave)
I can't keep from crying (It's like a heat wave)
It's tearing me apart

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, heat wave
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, heat wave

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:50AM
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leaflover76(5b)

Secret Love by the Bee Gees:

Baby when you got a secret love
Every little touch is not enough
Every little moment we're apart is pain to me
Maybe we can find some hideaway
Everybody knows but who can say
Secretly you know I'd follow
Anywhere to make it happen

Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys

Went to a dance, lookin for romance
Saw barbara ann, so I thought I'd take a chance
With barbara ann, barbara ann
Take my hand
You got me rockin and a-rollin
(oh! oh!)
Rockin and a-reelin
Barbara ann ba ba

Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me.

Dream Weaver

Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night Dream Weaver, I believe we can reach the morning light

Guardian Angel by Abandon All Ships

I'll be there watching from way up high
The shadow you can't see
When the sun's in the sky
Wandering eyes
Have no disguise
It's obvious
That this love never dies
Never dies

I'll be your guardian angel
Your sweet company keep
No matter where I go
I'll make sure you're all I see

Gypsy Rose by Tony Orlando

Say has anybody seen my
Sweet Gypsy Rose?
Here's her picture when she was my
Sweet Mary Jo
Now she's got rings on her fingers
And bells on her toes
Say has anybody seen my
Sweet gypsy Rose?

Independence by The Band Perry

(Chorus)I gotta get gone, gone, gone.
Shootin' like a gun, a gun, a gun.
Skippin like a stone, stone, stone
Far as I can run to where freedom is free.
There's a road like a long grey ribbon far as I can see.
And it's pullin independence outta me.

Liberty by The Grateful Dead

Ooo, freedom, ooo, liberty
Ooo, leave me alone
To find my own way home
To find my own way home

Majesty by Ron Kenoly

Majesty
Worship His majesty
Unto Jesus
Be all glory power and praise

Majesty
Kingdom authority
Flows from His throne
Unto His own
His anthem raise

Patriot by Pearl Jam

I am a patriot, I love my country
Because my country is all I know
I wanna be with my family
People who understand me
I got no place else to go...
I am a patriot...

Rainbow's End by Judy Garland

Sing for your supper
Bewitch with a smile
All the rates and a stage for the while
You can make it through
One more old soft shoe
And a taught song or two
Wanting you turn back late
Cry all our tears
Chase all fears away
Cause a singer goes on singing
Like a song is her best friend
And music is the rainbow's end

Revolution by the Beatles

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
All right, all right

So Sweet by Casey James

And I don't know how I got by
How I survived life living without you
Know now what I was missin'
'Cause I've wanted to kiss you since the day that I found you
Now everything makes sense to me
I never knew that love can be so sweet

St. Elmo's Fire by John Parr

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin' sky
I'll be where the eagle's
Flyin' higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin'
St. Elmo's Fire

Sugar Daddy by the Jackson Five

I'M GONNA BE YOUR SUGAR DADDY
GIVE YOU HONEY ALL MY MONEY
WELL L.A. TO CINCINNATI THAT'S how far i crawl for YOU
OH BABY, I'LL BE YOUR SUGAR DADDY
GIVE YOU KISSIN' WHEN IT'S MISSIN' YEAH
OH BABY, I'LL TRY TO KEEP YOU HAPPY CAUSE I GOT A SWEET TOOTH FOR YOUR LOVE

Winter Snow by Chris Tomlin

Could've come like a mighty storm
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could've come like a forest fire
With the power of Heaven in Your flame

But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

Now Im spent, that took about an hour.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:54AM
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mctavish6

This is a fun thread though I have to admit that I'm not a huge music fan. There are probably more types of music that I don't like than that I do. I have heard of most of the songs mentioned but not Yellow River (plant of mine shown above). That strikes me as a very weird name for a song!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 2:13PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Leaflover, wow, that is a tour de force! It would take me a lot longer than an HOUR to do it up so nicely the way you did.

Thank you for enriching the subject.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 3:18PM
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coll_123(5)

Here is a link that might be useful: Don Mclean-

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 4:26PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn't look the same

Gesila

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Party - Ricky Nelson

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Blue Hawaii

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Hawaii

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:39PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

"The visions dancing in my mind
The early dawn, the shades of time
Twilight crawling through my windowpane."
------ELO

Twilight

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:45PM
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mbug_gw

You guys must all be "youngsters" to forget The Penguins and Earth Angel!

Here is a link that might be useful: Penguins....Earth Angel

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:38PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Good for you, MBug. Both hosta and song are big time favs but I do not have an Earth Angel. Wasn't that Eartha Kitt's song too?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:56PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo

Here is a link that might be useful: Rhinestone Cowboy - Glenn Campbell

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 2:14AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

I can't find a photo of my Cherish from last year and I know Gesila already did this hosta but there is another artist that does a different song called Cherish. I am not sure how to do the link.

Got it! Thanks Moccasin

Here is a link that might be useful: Cherish - Madonna

This post was edited by paula_b_gardener on Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 17:32

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 4:09AM
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rosie742001(z5Oregon)

Oh my!!! I have been through this thread twice already! The music is great, it brought back such wonderful memories. When our girls were in High School, we always had a houseful of teenagers! The music and the kids were great fun..Thanks for the Memories! ( Shades of Bob Hope! An earlier era, but still fun music!)

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 11:30AM
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hippieindenial

Sharp Dressed Man

Here is a link that might be useful: Music Video

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 12:30PM
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rosie742001(z5Oregon)

Hey, how about "Midnight At the Oasis" ? I am not sure about the link thing either but I love the music! And I am sure there are others!!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 5:47PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

"In High, High So-
High So-ci-,
High So-ci-ety.

I wanna play for my former pal-
He runs the local jazz festival.
His name is Dexter and he's good news,
But sumping kind of tells me that he's nursing the blues"
---Louis Armstrong

High Society

tj

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 6:11PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Rosie, is there a significance to the numbers after your name?
742001 sound like July 4 2001 to me. An anniversary is coming up I bet, a birthday for a baby or grandchild, the date you bought your home......or planted your first hosta?

Anyway, about the link thingy.
Below this area where you type your post are a couple more boxes labeled
OPTIONAL LINK URL:
(copy/paste the URL address here)
NAME OF THE LINK:
(and this is where you type in what you wish it to say)
Then PREVIEW....
Then POST MESSAGE....

I'd do it with Midnight At The Oasis, only my browser is hanging up tonight. Sorry. Really like that song! :)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:15AM
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rosie742001(z5Oregon)

Mocc, there were alot of 'rosie's so 74 was my age and 2001 was the year I joined .I am rosemarie at Hallsons. MY youngest daughter just sent me the instructions on how to print the names of my Hostas directly on the picture. I am learning and having a ball, I love this machine!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Wow, Rosie, good show! You're doing a lot of new things at once. Keep it up, you're doing fine.

Don't worry about being perfect, just keep on trying. Having fun is important too.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:49PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

Mocc, thanks for the thread... my hubby collects songs and I collect hostas... so what a great get-together thanks to you.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 8:29PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Irawon, how neat! But of course you know that many of Don Rawson's lists of hosta names are about music, movies, entertainment, etc. I'll put the link below for others who may wish to browse all the lists that Don keeps.

And if you wish to set up a "theme" garden (Theresa has her Angel Garden) there are lists of zillions of themes. When the name is on your hosta list and on his song list, that sounds like a theme of your very own.

Here is a link that might be useful: Don Rawson's Hosta Lists..look for MUSIC

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:34AM
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